Grand Canyon University Spanking Logic Fallacies Critical Thinking Essay

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Topic: Spanking

Use Google Scholar's library to locate two peer-reviewed articles on your chosen topic. The articles should argue opposite sides of the controversy.

In 1,250-1,500 words:

  1. Briefly explain the claims of both articles as well as the background of the controversy and how it became controversial. Including how historical perspectives and theories add to the controversy.
  2. Examine the evidence given in the articles and explain which article creates a stronger argument.
  3. Identify any logic fallacies that exist in both and explain what makes them logic fallacies (For a list of logical fallacies, follow this link
  4. Describe why the article's argument is stronger than the other. Give examples from both. Include how current perspectives and theories support your rationale.
  5. Describe how the controversy you chose is applicable and significant to the world.

Use five to six scholarly references to support your claims.

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This benchmark assignment assesses the following programmatic competencies: 1.1: Describe key historical perspectives and theories in psychology, 1.2: Differentiate among current perspectives and theories in psychology, and 1.3: Describe applications of psychology.

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In reference to children, sparking has been one of the controversial topics that's mostly
studied. This topic has been debated over a long time and it's still debated up to today. Some of
the people tend to hold perceptions that sparking has the ability to reduce negative behaviors in
children while others hold controversial arguments as they believe that sparking leads to negative
impacts on children. Based on the research, this topic has been studied and arguments have been
proposed forward that justify both perceptions.
To answer the question as to whether sparking is associated with negative outcomes and
to examine whether there is an association between spanking and children, Gershoff and GroganKaylor conducted a research study. After the data analysis, it was found that spanking is not an
effective approach for correcting bad behaviors in children. The meta-analysis that was presented
in this research justified that there is no evidence that spanking is appropriate/effective in
improving the behaviors of a child. It was found that spanking negatively influences the
behaviors of a child by increasing the risk of detriment the behaviors (Gershoff and GroganKaylor, 2016). However, a controversial result was presented by a letter written by an
Adolescent from the Brown University which revealed that, based on which survey is
appropriate, most of the people hold the perception that, most of the children required a good
hard spanking.
Even though both perspectives are justified by diverse research studies, most of the
studies justify spanking as an inappropriate method of disciplining a child. Even with the
advancement and growth in the body of knowledge, studies show that spanking and other
physical methods of disciplining a child does not impact positively to the child although to today,

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